Electronics and Control Laboratory

The Electronics and Control laboratory, located in the Diamond building, is a cutting-edge facility for practical experiments.

EEE undergraduate student in the lab in The Diamond

In the lab, students can design, build, test and measure an incredible range of modern systems, from everyday appliances like mobile phones and laptops to specialist systems used in robots and spacecraft.

Teaching covers all aspects of electrical, electronic, and control systems hardware and software, from large-scale DC and AC motors, generators, and drive units to precision Computer Aided Designs (CAD). This method of teaching develops students’ skills and understanding, providing hands-on, practical experience relating directly to their chosen career path.

High-specification equipment from National Instruments (NI), Quanser, and Keysight provides students with experience in experiments ranging from simple soldering to signal analysis, from transistors to transformers. Students also gain access to real-world Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems, industry-standard Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), and advanced design and learning environments.

The setup also includes the NI Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (ELVIS), which can be used across the entire multidisciplinary engineering curriculum. It allows a hands-on laboratory experience, not just in the expected areas of analogue, digital, telecommunications, power, control, and mechatronics, but also for Biomedical Engineering, Physics and Dynamics, and Chemistry and Ecology.

Take a look at some of the practical equipment used in the Electronics and Control laboratory:

Control Equipment Interface Board (PDF, 4.9MB)

Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) (PDF, 6.2MB)

PLC System (PDF, 13.2MB)

Inverted Pendulum (PDF, 4.8MB)

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